$1.5 MILLION UP FOR GRABS AT THE WINTER DEW TOUR FINALE, TOYOTA CHAMPIONSHIP, ON NBC & USA THIS WEEKEND
NEW YORK – February 3, 2010 - NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Winter Dew Tour from Mount Snow in West Dover, Vt., the third and final stop of the Winter Dew Tour’s sophomore season. The three-stop tour features over 100 winter action sports athletes competing for their sport’s only regular season crown – the Winter Dew Cup – and a $1.5 million prize purse. NBC Sports’ live coverage of Freestyle Skiing Superpipe airs this Saturday Noon-3 p.m., ET. USA Network will air late-night coverage of Snowboard Slopstyle Saturday at midnight ET/PT and Snowboard Superpipe Sunday, at 2 a.m. ET/PT.
The competition features some of the best athletes in the world of snowboard and freeskiing, including 16 year-old snowboard slopestyle leaders, Tyler Flanagan and Sage Kostenburg, currently holding first and second-place positions going into the finals. In the women’s snowboard slopestyle competition, defending Dew Cup champion, Spencer O’Brien, will be fighting to defend her title over close competitors Jamie Anderson and Jenny Jones. In men’s snowboard superpipe, last season’s runner up Steve Fisher sits in position to take it all this year, though 2002 Olympic bronze medalist JJ Thomas is not far behind. Sitting in first place in freestyle skiing superpipe is Jossi Wells, whose 190 points give him a cushion over Simon Dumont’s 155 points. Wells needs to place in the top six to take home his first Dew Cup.
NBC’s Pat Parnell (play-by-play), Todd Richards (analyst), Tina Dixon (analyst), Luke Van Valin (freeskiing analyst) and Tiffany Simons (reporter) call the action from Mount Snow.
Winners in the four combined disciplines of snowboard and freestyle skiing will each be awarded with the Dew Cup and a piece of the $1.5 million prize purse at the Toyota Championship. Danny Davis (Snowboard Superpipe-men), Queralt Castellet (Snowboard Superpipe-women), Tyler Flanagan (Snowboard Slopestyle-men), Spencer O’Brien (Snowboard Slopestyle-women), Jossi Wells (Freeski Superpipe) and Andreas Hatveit and Tom Wallisch (Freeski Slopestyle-tied) all currently lead the points standings in their respective disciplines.